Resources for Families

State Resources

Infoline 211
Dial 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a confidential, free, 24-hour a day, and multilingual way to locate hundreds of human services in your area.  In addition to referring callers to a wide range of health and human service resources, 2-1-1 offers specialized programs to address specific needs including Child Care, Housing, Health, Utility Assistance, Employement Assistance and any other human services.

 

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
The  Connecticut Office of Early Childhood is the state’s leader in providing a comprehensive, collaborative system for delivering improved programs and services to children from birth to five years old and their families.

 

Safe Kids CT
(860) 500-4412
Information about Bike Safety, Car Seat Safety, and oter safety concerns for providers and families with young children.

 

Health and Child Development Services - Birth to Three
1(800) 505-7000
Supports families and providers with questions about children's development

 

Access Heatlh CT
Health insurance information, choose from a variety of plans.  Access Heatlh CT open enrollment begins November 1st.
  • Access Health CT (AHCT) is Connecticut's official health insurance marketplace.  AHCT offers Connecticut residents and employers a range of quality, affordable health and dental insurance options fro several health insurance partners.
  • For coverage that begins on January 1, AHCT open enrollment begins November 1 and will continue until December 15.
  • Free, in-person help from enrollment specialists and certified brokers is currently available.

 

Snap4ct.org
The SNAP4CT.org website and social media pages offer nutrition and health information 24/7, accessible by computer or mobile device.  The site includes budget friendly recipes, information on farmer's markets, and health living.
 
 
 

Local Resources

AHM Youth and Family Services
(860) 228-9488
AHM serves citizens of all ages from Andover, Hebron and Marlborough and some services for Columbia.  AHM has satellite offices and programs in each of the PK/K-12 local schools and Regional School District #8.
 
AHM Family Resource Center
(860) 537-1260 - Becky Murray
This Resource Center offers free developmental screenings, home visits, workshops for parents and providers, and programs for young children and families.
 
Andover Food Pantry
359 Route 6, Andover, CT 06232
The Andover Food Pantry is located in the Historic Meeting House on the property of the First Congregational Church. Please follow directions from the volunteer team upon arrival. Foodshare/Pantry are on a rotating schedule every other Wednesday morning.  Mobile Foodshare Truck from 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.  Food Pantry from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
 
 
Hebron Interfaith Human Services (HIHS)
20 Pendleton Drive, Hebron, CT 06248
Serves the needs in those in the Hebron community and surrounding towns through our food pantry, weekend backpack program for school-aged children, weekend food bag for homebound seniors and the immuno-compromised and various energy assistance programs.  Pantry hours are EVERY Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am to 7:00pm.
 
Andover Sports and Recreation
 
 
Hebron Parks and Recreation
Programs for children, youth and adults

 

Andover Elementary School Website
www.andoverelementaryct.org
Resources related to school programs and events.   Individual teacher web pages including information specific to classrooms.   Ability to access links to staff emails.
 
 

 

National Resources

National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a large nonprofit association in the United States representing early childhood education teachers, para-educators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, policy makers, and advocates. NAEYC is focused on improving the well-being of young children, with particular emphasis on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age 8.
 
Healthy Childcare
From American Academy of Pediatrics, many useful tips on caring for children, choosing child care, safety, and child development.